East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Stone Hill Meadows land development approved

The Aug. 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission focused on residential and business development.

One topic discussed during the meeting was the second phase of the Stone Hill Meadows development. There was a discussion about the recreation fee required with the development.

The planning commission also talked about stormwater collection and a walking path in the development with Engineer Thomas Dredge.

Planners asked to see the light plan for the development. They also had questions about landscaping on the property.

DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of minor, while serving with Allentown Church

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21, said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.

LOWER MAC. PLANNING

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Commercial zones discussed

The Aug. 21 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with a discussion of Hamilton Crossings.

It was questioned whether Hamilton Crossings should remain in the Wescosville village district or if it should be in the highway commercial district. Planners wondered if shopping centers should be allowed in the Wescosville village district.

“We can be somewhat creative when we are drawing the zoning district lines,” Commission Chair Maury Robert said.

Nothstein Press Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Candidate cleared by SafeSport of misconduct allegations

Lehigh Valley congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced Aug. 24 in a news conference, he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports. It generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.

In an Aug. 23 email from SafeSport Director of Investigations Michael Henry, Nothstein was told, “The center is not proceeding with any further proceedings at this time and the matter is now closed.”

Pope Francis’ apology, call for solidarity and reform

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Vatican’s communications office released a statement by Pope Francis last week in response to the many allegations of abuse compiled in Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s nearly 900-page grand jury report. It detailed nearly seven decades of manipulative, corrupt and abusive acts by hundreds of priests throughout the state, including dozens who served in the local Diocese of Allentown.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).

L. MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by VICTORIA SMITH in Local News

Residents encouraged to contact township about flooding damage or loss

The Lower Milford Township Supervisor’s meeting Aug. 16 went late into the night as administrative staff addressed pressing concerns throughout the area.

The supervisors met prior to the meeting for an executive session for litigation purposes.

Assistant Township Manager Zach Cooperman reported on the flash flooding damage which occurred over the past weekend.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Board gets connected to tech plan updates

The East Penn School Board was given an update on the district’s technology plan at the Aug. 27 meeting. Leading the tech team’s presentation was Superintendent of Schools Kristen Campbell, Technology Integration Specialist Heather Moser, Eyer Middle School Assistant Principal Erin Murphy, Business Administrator Robert Saul and Director of Technology Michael Mohn.